On-line and hybrid studying in the course of the pandemic highlighted the demand for elevated cybersecurity in academia. To deal with this, UGC launched a ‘Digital Hygiene’ handbook that lists suggestions for the lecturers to make sure protected digital lecture rooms. This handbook will assist college students and lecturers within the rural components, who have been all of a sudden uncovered to digital studying. The handbook affords info on the ideas of protected our on-line world protocols and lecturers’ redefined roles for utilizing digital instruments. These protocols intention to broaden the position of lecturers as mentors.

Guiding the lecturers

Publicity to EdTech studying and digital lecture rooms elevated the problem for the lecturers, who’re dealing with the extra responsibility of dealing with cyber safety in addition to educating.


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Sudharshan Mishra, head, Division of Education, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Odisha instructed that the UGC handbook has listed a algorithm on what to do and what not do, and this can assist lecturers to utilise the allotted educating hours in additional productive method. He says, “The protocols have introduced one such sharp qualitative educating possibility for reaching studying targets. Moreover this, duties of lecturers and their educating fashion are additionally redefined and have gotten diversified, making us conscious of safe on-line pathways to getting ready and delivering a lesson plan in a tech-savvy fashion”
Mishra additional instructed that to maintain college students engaged in digital classroom, lecturers do hold a monitor of all requested queries or doubts and reply to all communications, totally on a real-time foundation. He says,” Moreover, answering queries raised at dialogue boards, chat rooms, movies, or different types of the digital classroom, lecturers have to stay out there for college kids after the category hours too.”

Not so robust compliance

Adapting to on-line lessons was comparatively simpler for lecturers at Delhi College (DU) and its affiliated faculties, than for these in rural areas or the interiors. Priyanka Choudhary, Assistant Professor, Motilal Nehru School, DU says, “Regardless that we have now not acquired any official round concerning protocols to be adopted for on-line lessons, we carried out the classes with out problem since we had a primary understanding of know-how and the threats related to it.” Most lecturers learnt to make slides and interactive strategies in on-line lessons. Within the second part, on-line lessons have been carried out with the assistance of digital instruments like pen tablets and Google classroom built-in presentation assist Haiku Deck, she provides

Protocols and issues

Educating in on-line mode was not straightforward for rural college lecturers within the preliminary days of pandemic. They’d their very own set of drawback to adjust to protocols, which weren’t even effectively outlined at the moment. Antara Mitra, Biology Submit Graduate Trainer (PGT) at Notre Dame Academy positioned in Patna, Bihar says, “We started on-line class by video recording on a specific subject and explaining the content material. Quickly, we realised that this was not adequate methodology of educating to stimulate dialogue and instil query probing behavior amongst college students.”

Commenting on the handbook’s tips, she mentioned that now onwards, the issue of lack of seriousness to comply with the protocols of on-line session of a scheduled class can be addressed adequately.

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